Week 148: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – the West Midlands strikes back

Latest reflections in England This week’s highlights centred on the West Midlands. Jaguar Land Rover made my day when they revealed the precise numbers that they aim to recruit into various disciplines on the government apprenticeships website and I only wish more employers and websites would do this when there are multiple vacancies. I suspect … Continue reading Week 148: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – the West Midlands strikes back

Week 147: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – so far so good

Latest reflections in England There was a good supply of new DA and HA vacancies across England last week with Dyson Institute, Jaguar Land Rover and BAM amongst the biggest providers. Digital, Engineering and Built Environment occupations were especially prominent and from a regional perspective the North, Midlands and South West were the dominant areas. … Continue reading Week 147: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – so far so good

Week 146: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a steady start to 2023

Latest reflections in England Given that this was a short week, DAs in particular held up quite well with a good supply of new vacancies especially for Engineers (mainly Aerospace, Manufacturing and Design & Development), Accountants/Auditors, Solicitors and Project Managers. It was also good to see the East Midlands bouncing back, thanks especially to Rolls-Royce … Continue reading Week 146: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a steady start to 2023

Week 145: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a surprisingly busy festive period

Latest reflections in England The two weeks either side of Christmas were much more productive than I’d expected and prominent providers included Pfizer, BP, engineering and infrastructure professional services firm WSP and the Government Economic Service. Amongst a smattering of other occupations, WSP posted over 30 Civil Engineering DAs at 16 different locations around England … Continue reading Week 145: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a surprisingly busy festive period

Week 143: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – busier than expected

Latest reflections in England I’m not expecting many readers this week but having crunched my latest data there’s been enough activity to justify publishing an update. The highlights were yet another big haul of Sports Coach HAs, especially in Essex and Kent, and a crop of Nuclear Scientists/Engineers which is perhaps not an occupation you … Continue reading Week 143: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – busier than expected

Week 142: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – steady if unspectacular

Latest reflections in England It’s been a steady week, with big employers like Atkins and Vodafone posting their 2023 vacancies and a few other highlights. These included 25 new HAs in Building Design & Construction through the PlanBEE programme in Gateshead and Manchester, prompting me to dust off one of my photos of a nice … Continue reading Week 142: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – steady if unspectacular

Week 141: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest developments

Latest reflections in England Unusually, Cumbria was this week’s regional hotspot while Rutland stood out too for punching above its weight. Cumbria contributed more than half of the week’s haul of DAs, mainly due to a substantial posting of Nuclear Engineer/Scientist and Project Management vacancies at Sellafield, whilst tiny Rutland reached double figures after being … Continue reading Week 141: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest developments

Reflections on Level 10 Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland: 1st June to 30th November 2022

Introduction Following on from my regular reports on higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies in England, here’s my first report on Scotland. Whilst I’ve worked with a few private clients there, I’m not closely familiar with the Scottish educational system or ‘culture’. However, I've found it intriguing to build this picture based on exactly six months … Continue reading Reflections on Level 10 Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland: 1st June to 30th November 2022

Week 140: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – significant activity

Latest reflections in England This week I caught up with another tranche of DAs that have been posted recently by some of the bigger providers. Hence, there are sharp increases in my data across a few occupational sectors especially Digital, Accountancy & Finance, Chartered Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and the Police, and in several … Continue reading Week 140: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – significant activity

Week 139: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest data

Latest reflections in England There was a fair amount of activity across the country again this week, as you would expect in November with a few more of the bigger employers  launching their annual programmes. Built Environment and Digital professions were especially prominent and other highlights included the first Dietitian DA I’ve ever seen (in … Continue reading Week 139: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest data